Jeraldine Phneah 彭嘉琳
Jeraldine Phneah (彭嘉琳), 26, is a young Singaporean who shares ideas on how young adults can achieve a better life and a better society. She mainly covers bread and butter issues such as economy; education; elderly and transport. From time to time, she also writes about personal development and environmental issues.
She first gained prominence when she was 22 as she joined Miss Singapore to raise awareness for her campaign to lift the ban on dialects on television and delivered a speech in English and Hokkien at Hong Lim Park. In 2015, she was also one of the top 10 finalists at the Singapore Blog Awards organized by the Singapore Press Holdings. That year, she was also recognized by the National Population & Talent Division for influencing others to be well-informed voters.
Due to her positive influence on young adults, Jeraldine was invited as a speaker at the Young Woman Achiever Forum 2014 and the JCI Young Active Citizens Forum 2013. She was featured on the cover of Nebo Magazine and in several other publications including Her World Magazine, The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Shin Min Daily, Lianhe Zaobao and Asian Correspondent.
In her day job, Jeraldine works as a regional Account Manager at a leading European social analytics company. She recently won Women Leading Change Awards 2017 and was identified as a rising star in the industry who has set herself apart from her peers, has shown early success in her field, and who is has potential to form the next generation of women leaders in the industry.
Outside of work, she volunteers at the East Coast – Feng Shan team with weekly house visits and a montly food distribution program for lower-income residents.
Jeraldine graduated from Nanyang Technological University where she studied journalism and public policy. She is also an alumnus of Victoria Junior College. During her spare time, she enjoys cooking; martial arts; photography; traveling; gyming; cycling; scuba diving; reading non-fiction and meeting new people.